Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)will coordinate the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who are eager to volunteer during emergency situations.
The Medical Reserve Corps will provide communities with medical volunteers who can assist health professionals during a large-scale local emergency. Local community officials will develop their own Medical Reserve Corps and identify the duties of the MRC volunteers according to specific community needs.
For example, MRC volunteers may deliver necessary public health services during a crisis, assist emergency response teams with patients, and provide care directly to those with less serious injuries and other health-related issues. MRC volunteers may also treat homebound patients, provide ambulatory services, staff de-commissioned beds, provide immunizations, and distribute antibiotics-all in a manner consistent with licensing and other rules.
Once established, local officials will activate their Medical Reserve Corps during an emergency.